Posted 16 October 2009 - 09:12 AM
If I have been on the internet for a lengthy time, my Vista laptop takes absolutely ages to shut down. Firstly after selecting shut down, nothing happens to the desktop. Its as if shut down hasnt worked. Then after a while, the screen changes to 'Logging off' - which takes a long time. Then eventually it changes to 'Shutting Down' which takes a long time.
I only have this problem if Ive been on the internet for a long time. If im only on for a short while, shut down is spot on.
I did try selecting Task Manager to see what was running in the background, because while all this is happening, my little hard drive light is flicking like mad, but I found nothing in the Task Manager. I thought that IE hadnt closed down correctly, but it wasnt listed in Task Manager.
I run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware regularly and have AVG antivirus free and Zone Alarm free